Almost daily we see popping up new true wireless headphones, not least the Nothing Ear (1) born from the idea of the former founder of OnePlus, which as much as they strive to be original, revolutionary and innovative do not bring anything. So how to hit the interest of users? We try the latest Redmi Buds 3 Pro, smart earphones of the Chinese brand that stand out for their active noise cancellation system (ANC) at a price that instead will make you shout for joy. So here they are in this full review.

Redmi Buds 3 Pro

Redmi Buds 3 Pro

35dB ANC multipoint, fast charging

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As usual we start from the contents of the package, which in the case of the Redmi Buds 3 Pro is configured in a cardboard box white l with reported some key specifications on the profiles of the box while in plain sight we have the image and name of the product. Inside we find the following equipment

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  • Redmi Buds 3 Pro;
  • USB -Type C flat charging cable;
  • Multilingual instruction manual (Italian also present);
  • Three silicone plugs of different sizes to fit the earbuds to our ear (a fourth pair of grommets are already mounted on the drivers).

The Buds 3 Pro are available in two colors, the classic black and a very elegant gray, the latter subject of our test. The charging sleeve in terms of design is very inspired by the Google Pixel Buds but also the OnePlus Buds, but what matters is the good quality of the plastics used, slightly rubberized and opaque, increasing the grip while the construction is really excellent. In fact, the closure cover is well stable and with attack type magnetic as well as integrate the hall sensor, which allows a quick connection of the headset to the smartphone, without them being removed from their housing. Excellent also the magnets for the attack of the headphones, holding them firmly in place even giving strong shocks.

redmi buds 3 pro

On the front of the case we have a small monochromatic LED white light, which notifies us about the remaining battery charge. The same can be questioned by opening the lid or by pressing the button located below it, which will also serve for the association of Redmi Buds 3 Pro smartphones not equipped with MIUI ROM, as they are dedicated to an animated pop-up Apple-style, from which to view the state of charge of the single headset and charging box.

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On the bottom side we find the Type-C charging input. In this regard, the Redmi Buds 3 Pro integrate a 35 mAh battery for each headset while the charging case uses a 470 mAh unit capable of making the earbuds reach an autonomy of 28 hours, a value more than good but that is obtained using the SBC codec and without active ANC, with a listening volume around 70%.

I emphasize this aspect, because to appreciate even more the sound quality of the Redmi headphones, we can also use the AAC codec, ideal on iOS devices, as the headsets are compatible with both Android and Apple devices. I add as far as charging is concerned, that the bushing of the Redmi Buds 3 Pro can also be recharged wirelessly, a feature not bad at all for a pio of cheap earphones, but in general the battery life will not be a problem considering the fast charging which enjoys this product: think that with only 10 minutes you will get another 3 hours of use.

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redmi buds 3 pro

Noteworthy comfort of these Redmi Buds 3 Pro, which as far as the headphones are identified with a design likely identical to the Redmi Airdots, or a capsule on the outer part of which stands out a touch surface, made shiny and embellished with a reflective insert

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fact, the Redmi Buds 3 Pro are a middle ground between a capsule design and a stick and to be precise are compact headphones, since we find a protrusion that improves just the wearability, adapting to the inner ear without compressing, even when we are to give the touch commands, which causes more generate a minimum of pressure

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  • redmi buds 3 pro
  • redmi buds 3 pro

The same material almost rubberized the charge box we find it on the earphones. On these we find the letter L or R to identify the headset, but also the magnetic pogo pins for charging inside the case. Despite the compact size, we have 3 microphones, a large touch surface and hidden by the plastic, even a proximity sensor that will allow you to play / pause the music track simply by pulling out or putting the earphones inside our ear.

Unfortunately, the touch controls are not the strong point of these headphones: we can with a double tap to call the function Play / Pause while a triple touch skipped to the next track.

siva. Same controls to manage calls and therefore no possibility to call virtual assistants or control the volume. Only other function, with a long tap, you can activate ANC mode or switch to transparency mode. Redmi Buds 3 Pro

Redmi Buds 3 Pro

35dB ANC multipoint, fast charging

Free shipping

A real shame, not least because we have no way to diversify the controls, which at least in the case of the Play/Pause results in duplication. In fact, compared to the Chinese twins, the globalized Redmi Buds 3 Pro do not enjoy an application to support and therefore we give for exclusion even any possibility of firmware update.

redmi buds 3 pro

In fact, on this matter there is a real mystery, because in the official pages of the product, it is indicated a hypothetical list of Xiaomi/Redmi/POCO smartphones that would have the ability to change some settings directly from the MIUI management menu, but at the moment not only do not know what are the smartphones, but there is no trace of any feature within the MIUI ROM, but on this aspect I will return again when I talk about ANC.

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redmi buds 3 pro

Overall, however, the controls were always responsive. For the rest of the Redmi Buds 3 Pro rely on a Bluetooth 5.2 chip with support for SBC/AAC codecs, whose innovative function lies in the multi point, or we could connect our headphones to two devices simultaneously, being able to switch immediately between one or the other. For example, we could listen to music while we are at the computer and in the meantime answer an incoming call on the smartphone, without having to do anything, if not the gesture of answering. In this regard we could also use them for gaming, as according to the company the Redmi Buds 3 Pro offer a latency of only 69 ms, a real record, such as to beat even the most emblazoned Airpods Pro.

redmi buds 3 pro

Personally I couldn’t appreciate the effective delay almost zero in gaming, but I can say that as far as the sync between video and audio, I have nothing to complain. You can listen to your podcasts or favorite TV series even while you’re running on the treadmill, without worrying about sweat or anything else, because the proposal of the Chinese brand enjoys IPX4 certification, so resistant to water splashes, light rain and sweat, making them suitable for use during sports activities.

redmi buds 3 pro

Let’s go back to the ANC mode and transparency, the latter designed to amplify environmental noise, without affecting the quality of listening, allowing you to stay alert to what is happening around us. Useful function for example if we love to run in country lanes where we may not realize in time the arrival of a car. The ANC mode, or the active noise reduction, allows you to suppress background noise up to values of -35 dB, which has returned mixed results. I will explain better, but I must introduce the fact that “theoretically” the Redmi Buds 3 Pro enjoy the dynamic ANC, which adapts according to the type of scene in which we are immersed, taking advantage of AI technology.

redmi buds 3 pro

Well, even this feature should be programmable from the hypothetical MIUI menu, but in my specific case, with a Mi Note 10 from Xiaomi I could always benefit from the Apple-style pop-up but none of the promised features were ever available. So I found myself in certain conditions, such as in the car with the windows open and then with a background noise that changed continuously, to hear inside my ears an alternation of ANC and transparency mode, causing a sensation not always pleasant.

  • redmi buds 3 pro
  • redmi buds 3 pro

Moreover, once you activate the ANC with a long touch, there is no way to go back to the standard mode, as the switch via touch makes you switch only from ANC to transparency mode and vice versa. To console me there is the fact that the Redmi Buds 3 Pro are perfectly independent of each other (so much so that the touch controls are mirrored on one or the other headset) but especially that despite the tiny shape of the headphones, the 3 microphones have always done their job very well even in conditions rather noisy and difficult to manage, although the management algorithm works best with background noise rather than voices.

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redmi buds 3 pro

Of course, with the ANC function or transparency mode, the autonomy is affected, dropping to about 3/3.5 hours of use, which is still a very good value.e. It should also be noted that if you choose to use a single headphone, you will not be able to access ANC and/or transparency modes in this environment.

redmi buds 3 pro

Ok but how do they sound? The Redmi Buds 3 Pro rely on 9 mm drivers that on the whole offer a rather balanced sound, with a good presence of low tones, without prevarication of one or the other frequency of the sound spectrum. In other words, you can appreciate the most particular musical genres such as jazz and blues. But what excels is the quality in telephone conversation. Symptom that the microphones of these headphones are of excellent quality, so that my interlocutors did not believe I was talking with earphones.

Redmi Buds 3 Pro

Redmi Buds 3 Pro

35dB ANC multipoint, fast charging

Free shipping

CONCLUSIONS

We just have to unveil the price then, which comes in at just under 40 euros, on the AliExpress store shipping from Europe and payment via PayPal. A pretty bargain price, considering that usually at the same price you can only find clones of other products and moreover of very bad quality, but also with poor autonomy. Instead I recommend the Redmi Buds 3 Pro just for the battery life and the excellent if not excellent quality in conversation, without taking anything away from the sound quality for multimedia content being able to count on a delay between video and audio almost zeroed and still in line with what is offered by products even from the cost significantly higher. Maybe you won’t get a bargain but you certainly won’t have spent your money unnecessarily.

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8 Total score

The Redmi Buds 3 Pro are the classic budget product that has made the fortune of Xiaomi. Functional and extremely satisfying in their use, although there is some compromise, but for an almost ridiculous price, I recommend them especially for the audio quality in music listening and conversation.

MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PLAYBACK

8.6

CALL MANAGEMENT (MICROPHONES)

8.4

PROS

  • MICROPHONE YIELD IN CALL
  • AUTONOMY
  • DOUBLE CHARGING (WIRED + WIRELESS)
  • AUDIO QUALITY
  • COMPLETE SET OF GROMMETS

CONS

  • LIMITED TOUCH CONTROLS
  • NO APP (FOR FUTURE AGAND FUNCTION CONTROL)
  • UNSTABLE DYNAMIC ANC

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Emanuele Iafulla

Nerd, Geek, Netizen, terms that do not belong to me. Simply myself, a lover of technology and provocative as Xiaomi does with its products. High quality at honest prices, a real provocation for the other more emblazoned brands.